Dolina Macleod


Teacher in BA Gaelic Language and Culture

Dolina, who has a BA Gaelic Language & Culture, TQFE, is a native Gaelic speaker born and brought up on the island of Lewis and she has been working at Lews Castle College UHI for over twenty years.  

While working, Dolina furthered her qualifications and is now teaching on both HE & FE programmes both through the medium of Gaelic and English.  She mainly teaches language modules on the BA Gaelic Language & Culture degree, a degree that is taught wholly through the medium of Gaelic.  Dolina also teaches on the BAH Gaelic Scotland Degree, a degree which is taught through the medium of English, but has been designed for those who have a keen interest in the Gaelic language and culture.  In addition, she teaches Gaelic at FE level, ranging from informal conversation classes to SQA accredited courses.  At FE she is the course leader for National 5 Gateway, a programme that is designed to provide young students and adult learners with the necessary qualifications to progress into Further Education or return to the workplace.  

One of Dolina’s other responsibilities is to manage and deliver BCS computing units (The Professional Body for Computing) to students who are on other courses in the college.  These certificated units are ideal for people of any age and in all industries across the community who wish to develop their IT skills.

When Dolina does get some time to herself, she enjoys walking, baking, cooking and meeting up with friends for a coffee and a chat.